The wind whips, the snow dumps and the hills come alive as Old Man Winter arrives. So, pull up your boots, dress warmly and get ready for a roaring good time. It’s going to be a wild winter in Tahoe with plenty of fun things to do. Whether it’s dancing to music, enjoying an evening at the theater, laughing at the local comedy club or chilling out at a pub, ‘tis the season to be jolly.
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Nevada Chamber Music Festival
Dec. 27-31 | Area venues | Reno, Nev.
The 15th annual festival features unique concerts showcasing world-class musicians and the best in classical music, culminating with a New Year’s Day celebration, presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra. | renochamberorchestra.org
SnowGlobe Music Festival
Dec. 29-31 | Lake Tahoe Community College | South Lake Tahoe
This is the only festival in Tahoe that gets everyone outdoors moving and dancing to some of the hottest DJs to hit the lake culminating with fireworks to ring in the New Year. | snowglobemusicfestival.com
Celtic Music Series
Jan.-May 2019 | Brewery Arts Center | Carson City Nov.
The Celtic Music Series presents local, regional and internationally recognized traditional, acoustic Celtic music artists every third Saturday of the month from October through May, except December. | breweryarts.org
The BRRR-Roque Masters
Jan. 5-13 | Area venues
TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will begin the 2019 Season with Baroque chamber music masterpieces from Handel, Bach and Vivaldi, featuring soloists from within the orchestra. | toccatatahoe.org
Play for a Day
Jan. 6 | Billinghurst Middle School | Reno, Nev.
Amateur musicians can play with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and get tips from professional musicians. Rehearsal is at 2 p.m. and the performance is at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Washoe County schools. | renophil.com
Jazz Education Network Conference
Jan. 9-12 | Grand Sierra Resort | Reno, Nev.
Part music festival, part networking, part education and all inspiration with four full days of performances, workshops, panel discussions, research presentations and live clinics. Plus the JENerations Jazz Festival with live mentoring clinics and the third annual JEN Scholarship Concert. | jazzednet.org
Classix Series: Unexpected Evolution
Jan. 12-13 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Virtuosic string trio Time for Three joins the Reno Phil. The group will perform a piece written specifically for them by composer Chris Brubeck. | pioneercenter.com
Jan. 31 | UNR Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
Apex Concerts, Nevada’s finest chamber music series, celebrates its eighth season. This concert features baritone Randall Scarlata and pianists Gilbert Kalish and Hyeyeon Park, piano. Featured music will be Schubert’s “Winterreise” and “Lebensstürme for Piano Four Hands.” | unrmusic.org
Cantus Vocal Ensemble
Feb. 5 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
The 58th season of University of Nevada, Reno Performing Arts Series offers Cantus Vocal Ensemble, which knows how to hit that sweet spot, keeping you fully in the moment during the show and unable to get the songs out of your head afterwards. | unr.edu
Classix Series: Timeless Masters
Feb. 9-10 | Pioneer Center | Reno Nev.
Featuring works by classical masters Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, piano and orchestra will be on glittering display at this concert. Audience favorite and Van Cliburn-winning pianist, Jon Nakamatsu, returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. | pioneercenter.com
Reno Chamber Orchestra
Feb. 16-17 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
Michael Morgan, longtime music director of the Oakland Symphony as well as artistic director of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and music director emeritus of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, will guest conduct a program that includes Schumann’s great Cello Concerto and Richard Strauss’s Baroque-flavored music. | renochamberorchestra.org
Reno Wind Symphony
Feb. 25 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
Reno Wind Symphony will perform “Lord of the Dance.” | renowindsymphony.com
March 5 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
The 58th season of University of Nevada, Reno Performing Arts Series continues with Danú, one of the leading traditional Irish bands of the 21st Century. | unr.edu
March 14 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
Apex Concerts, Nevada’s finest chamber music series, celebrates its eighth season with Glorious Guitar featuring Jason Vieaux. | unrmusic.org
Reno Wind Symphony
March 17 | Atlantis Casino Resort | Reno, Nev.
Reno Wind Symphony will perform “Luck of the Irish.” | renowindsymphony.com
Reno Chamber Orchestra
March 30-31 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
As the grand finale to the season, Robert Franz, associate conductor of the Houston Symphony, music director of the Windsor Symphony and longtime music director of the Boise Philharmonic, leads music by Ravel and Brahms. Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert makes his first appearance and joins forces with the University of Nevada, Reno Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers. | renochamberorchestra.org
March 29-31 | Squaw Valley Ski Resort | Olympic Valley
WinterWonderGrass mixes up the finest ingredients of Tahoe lifestyle and mountain culture. The festival brings the best of bluegrass, acoustic roots and Americana music. National, regional and local musicians headline. The event features California craft beers, wines, spirits and local food in a winter wonderland. | winterwondergrasstahoe.com
“The Golden Girls”
Until Dec. 22 | Good Luck Macbeth Theatre | Reno, Nev.
In this holiday special, the girls are back — in drag. Grab your wit and a slice of cheesecake. | goodluckmacbeth.org
Tahoe Film Fest
Dec. 6-9 | Area venues | North Lake Tahoe
Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships’ annual environmental film festival will present an important section of new and exciting productions from the U.S. and Latin America that have been screened in various festivals throughout the world. | tahoefilmfest.org
“The 39 Steps”
Dec. 6-23 | Restless Artists Theatre | Reno, Nev.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. | rattheatre.org
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Dec. 7 | Truckee High School | Truckee
Arts For the Schools presents this internationally renowned powerhouse, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, which offers exquisite, contemporary performances by diverse choreographers. | artsfortheschools.org
Dec. 7-8 | Damonte Ranch High School | Reno, Nev.
This musical draws from Dr. Seuss’ characters and stories. | sierraschoolofperformingarts.org
“Mary Poppins Jr.”
Dec. 7-9 | Brewery Arts Center | Carson City, Nev.
With unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and an irresistible story, this magical family musical is practically perfect for the start of the holiday season. | wildhorsetheater.com
Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Dec. 8 | MontBleu Resort and Casino | Stateline, Nev.
This 16th annual festival will showcase the best outdoor sports talent in the world. The night includes special guest speakers, action photo displays, break-dancers, DJs and a few surprises. | laketahoefilmfestival.com
“Over the River and Through The Woods”
Dec. 11 & 14 | Reno Little Theater | Reno, Nev.
A play about matchmaking efforts from a bachelor’s grandparents from Ageless Repertory Theater. | renolittletheater.org/art-at-rlt
“Annie,” the Broadway Musical
Dec. 14-16 | Boys & Girls Club of North Lake | Kings Beach
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Annie” has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some great musical theater hits, including “Tomorrow.” | bgcnlt.org
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Dec. 14-29 | Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.
The spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics of the world’s leading Chinese acrobatic troupe will thrill you. | caesars.com
Reno Latin Dance Fest
Jan. 3-6 | Silver Legacy Casino Resort & Circus Circus | Reno, Nev.
This Latin dance festival hosts workshops taught by professional instructors, night parties with hours of social dancing, Latin DJs and an evening showcase where couples and teams from all over the nation perform. Enjoy an array of styles such as bachata, salsa, cumbia, hip-hop and the now popular kizomba. | renolatindancefest.com
Jan. 11-27 | Restless Artists Theatre | Reno, Nev.
Chester Nurdiger lives in the back of his pet shop with his mother and his bored wife. One day they hire a drifter to work in the shop. Sparks are ignited between the wife and the slick drifter; they plot to murder Chester and feed him to the piranhas. | rattheatre.org
“The King and I”
Jan. 18-20 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Two worlds collide in this musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, “The King and I” boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers” and “Something Wonderful.” | pioneercenter.com
Jan. 18-Feb.2 | Brüka Theatre | Reno, Nev.
Written by Ronald Harwood and directed by Dave Richards, this play is an elegy to a bygone era of the world of back stage. | bruka.org
“Barefoot in the Park”
Jan. 18-Feb. 3 | Reno Little Theater | Reno, Nev.
In this popular play written by Neil Simon, the first few days of the post-honeymoon period for newly minted attorney Paul and bride Corie are innocent, exuberant and full of wisdom. | renolittletheater.org
“Fiddler on the Roof”
Jan. 25-27 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
This award-winning musical is set in the little village of Anatevka. The story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, he tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. | truckeecommunitytheater.com
Feb. 1, 22, 23 | Brüka Theatre | Reno, Nev.
Brüka’s Theatre for Children celebrates the magic of science and genius through the eyes of a child. | bruka.org
Writers in The Woods
Feb. 8-9, 22-23, March 1-2, April 5-6 | Sierra Nevada College | Incline Village, Nev.
This literary series features poets, writers and essayists, who give readings followed by Q & A from the audience on Friday night. On Saturday morning, they teach a workshop. | sierranevada.edu
Feb. 8-24 | Restless Artists Theatre | Reno, Nev.
Sam and Rose are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on a cruise in the Mediterranean, until Sam hears the most sublime music, jumps overboard and winds up with a Siren. There on her island he must struggle with the terrors of middle age, the tortures of creative failure and the desire to live in his past. And he must find a way to win his wife back. | rattheatre.org
Feb. 15-17 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s first musical. | pioneercenter.com
Feb. 22 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. | pioneercenter.com
Feb. 23 | Reno Sparks Convention Center
Explore new ways of thinking, learn something new and stoke your curiosity in an environment full of intrigue and optimism featuring 21 speakers including entrepreneurs, journalists, techies, authors, therapists, artists and more. | tedxuniversityofnevada.org
March 1-23 | Brüka Theatre | Reno, Nev.
This fascinating and powerful play written by Agatha Christie discovers the ancient legend of a forgotten Egyptian king. | bruka.org
Dancing with the Stars
March 8 | Grand Sierra Resort | Reno, Nev.
TV’s biggest dance show is returning to Reno. The show will feature fan-favorite professional and troupe dancers in a new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on the hit ABC show from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop. | grandsierraresort.com
March 8-24 | Reno Little Theater | Reno, Nev.
Set against the backdrop of one of America’s most notorious crime — the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping case — Violet Sharp is about an immigrant domestic servant who is suspected of committing the crime of the century. | renolittletheater.org
March 9 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
This old-fashioned melodrama is Truckee Community Theater’s spring fundraiser. The audience gets to hiss at the villain and cheer for the hero. The performance includes olios, a collection of songs popular in the Victorian era. | truckeecommunitytheater.com
“The Wizard of Oz, the Musical”
March 15-17 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. | pioneercenter.com
March 15-31 | Restless Artists Theatre | Reno, Nev.
Sixteen year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. A 16-year-old Elvis impersonator has fallen for her hard and the Apocalypse is coming. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all. | rattheatre.org
“Corteo: Cirque de Soleil”
March 21-24 | Lawlor Events Center | Reno, Nev.
Old-fashioned vaudeville and clowning techniques combine with a nouveau circus sensibility in a blend of wry wit, breathtaking acrobatics, nonstop creativity and unusually theatrical intimacy. | unr.edu
Art of the Mixology
Sundays | Ritz-Carlton | Northstar
Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe hosts Art of the Mixology during the winter. This entertaining, educational experience will feature freshly cut herbs, classic ingredients such as bitters and infused liquors to create three unique cocktails paired with appetizers. | RSVP ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 28-30 | Resort at Squaw Creek | Olympic Valley
Learn how to make three delicious craft cocktails with Six Peaks Grille master mixologist Tamaneaka French. Participants will use fresh, seasonal ingredients provided. | RSVP (530) 581-6610
Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 & April 13 | Carson Mall | Carson City, Nev.
Come sip and shop at the Carson Mall on the second Saturday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m. | Carson Mall on Facebook
Reno Wine Walk
Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16 | Riverwalk District | Reno, Nev.
Enjoy a wine tasting along the Truckee River in the Riverwalk District on every third Saturday of the month. | renoriver.org
Get S’more Saturdays
Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 23 & March 9 | Kings Beach
Shop, dine and get s’more out of participating Kings Beach businesses from 3 to 6 p.m. Head to participating eateries and shops for treats, artist demos, live music and more, then stroll to the outdoor gathering area at Las Panchitas where there will be s’mores, heaters and fire pits, plus multiple chances to win raffle prizes.
Reno Beer Crawl
Dec. 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23 | Reno, Nev.
If you’re visiting Reno on the fourth Saturday of the month, you will enter the wacky world of the Reno Beer Crawl. Purchase a commemorative cup or glass and get drink specials at as many as 20 different locations. It’s an easy walk (or crawl) to each beer crawl location all in the heart of downtown Reno. | renobeercrawl.com
Moonlight tour & dinner
Dates TBA | Alpine Meadows
After Alpine Meadows closes and the winter moon rises, experience a snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows and enjoy an intimate seated dinner. | squawalpine.com
Dec. 27, Jan. 3 & 21, Feb. 21, & March 28 | Village at Northstar
Gather ‘round the fire pit and listen to the story of how Tahoe came to be while roasting s’mores and enjoying warm beverages. Fun for the whole family. | northstarcalifornia.com
Farm to Table Dinners
Dec. 27-28 | Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley
On Dec. 27, enjoy a Farm to Table Dinner with an Olympians. On Dec. 28, enjoy one with a movie. The family-friendly dinners are created by chefs in collaboration with the Tahoe Food Hub and local farmers. Enjoy a buffet-style meal with a majestic view of the winter wonderland. | squawalpine.com
Dec. 29, Jan. 19 & Feb. 23 | Village at Northstar
Want s’more reasons to love Northstar? At 4 p.m. come to the Village Overlook to celebrate Northstar’s sweetest tradition, s’mores. See how the creative culinary team puts a spin on the traditional s’more with different s’more stations, but come early as these s’mores will go quickly. | northstarcalifornia.com
Friday Night Tasting Notes
Jan. 4-April 5 | Plaza Bar | Olympic Valley
Kick off the weekend with Friday Night Tasting Notes every Friday. Tantalize your taste buds with a tasting of craft beers or specialty spirits from our favorite breweries, wineries and distilleries from 3:30 to 5 p.m. | squawalpine.com
Carson City Wine Walk
Jan. 5, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 | Downtown | Carson City, Nev.
On the first Saturday of every month, participants can stroll to 35 locations for wine, entertainment and special deals for wine walkers. | downtowncarson.org
Mountain Family Dinners
Jan. 12, Feb. 2 & March 16 | The Lodge at Big Springs | Northstar
All aboard the gondola for this unique dining experience. Ride up to The Lodge at Big Springs where hot wine and hot cocoa await, followed by a family-style interactive dinner. Finish the evening with s’mores around the fire pits. | northstarcalifornia.com
Last Tracks Tasting
Feb. 9-April 13 | Diamond Peak Ski Resort | Incline Village, Nev.
On select Saturdays, participants can take advantage of a late-day lift ticket followed by a final chair ride up to Snowflake Lodge for wine or craft beer tastings and appetizers. Then enjoy one final run down a freshly groomed trail. | diamondpeak.com
Banana Split Extravaganza
March 16 | Tahoe Donner Downhill
Help devour an incredible 200-foot banana split at 1:30 p.m. for free. Grab some spoons because this will be one tasty monster. | tahoedonner.com
Beer & Gear
March 16-17 | Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood’s annual Beer & Gear test event returns March with a new twist. Participating ski and snowboard brands will be matched with a brewery to create a ski and sip pairing and enjoy free demos. | skihomewood.com
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Sunset Snowshoe Tours
Dec. 7-April 15 | Area venues
Watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierra while trekking through Tahoe’s peaceful forest. Experience the solitude of winter at this special time of day while learning local natural and human history. Offered every Friday, December through April. | tahoeadventurecompany.com
Sunset Snowshoe Tours
Dec. 8, 15, 22, 26, 29 | Resort at Squaw Creek | Olympic Valley
Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour of Squaw Valley against the beautiful backdrop of Tahoe’s alpenglow, while learning about the history of how the Olympic Valley came to be what it is today, as well as a bit about the flora and fauna. | destinationhotels.com/squawcreek
S A.F.E. A.S. Clinic
Dec. 8-9 | Squaw Valley Ski Resort | Olympic Valley
Women, ages 14 and older, interested in snow and avalanche safety in and out of bounds can attend a S A.F.E. A.S. Clinic. The Intro to Avalanche and FUNraiser Day offers classroom and on-snow training, morning yoga, lunch, aprés party and raffle. | squawalpine.com
Avalanche Seminar & Beacon Practice
Dec. 11 | Tahoe City Winters Sports Park
Join this free session at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park Sports in which attendees will better understand avalanche beacon function and the recent technological advancements of these vital back-country tools. | alpenglowsports.com
Airbag Party & Master the Tech Night
Dec. 12, Jan. 9 | Area venues
Learn about Garmin GPS systems and the new Inreach Satellite Communicators to see how they work and how they might save your life in an emergency back-country scenario. Then participants will dive into airbag packs and go into all the tech features. Raffle benefits Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. | Tahoe Mountain Sports on Facebook
Christmas Bird Count
Dec. 16 | South Lake Tahoe
Join Tahoe Institute for Natural Science for its annual Christmas Bird Count. The Christmas Bird Count is regarded as the largest and oldest citizen science projects in the world dating back to 1900. TINS has coordinated the South Lake Tahoe count since 2004. | tinsweb.org
Stars & S’mores
Dec. 21, 28 | Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe | Northstar
Participants meet at the resort’s Fireside Terrace for a fireside astronomy session with telescopic viewing followed by s’mores around the outdoor fire pit. | tahoestartours.com
Dec. 22-24, 28-31, Saturdays thru March 23 | SnoVentures Activity Zone | Olympic Valley
Families can spin, slide and speed down the snow tubing lanes to vibrant DJ tunes as the night is illuminated with colorful lights and lasers splashed on the mountainside from 5 to 8 p.m. | squawalpine.com
Full Moon Snowshoe
Dec. 22-April 19 | Area venues
Tahoe Adventure Company offers full moon snowshoe treks monthly during the winter. Enjoy instruction, natural history and hot drinks and snacks. No experience is needed. | RSVP tahoeadventurecompany.com
Friday Fun Nights
Dec. 28-April 5 | Village at Northstar
Join the fun in the heart of the Village as the disco lights surround the ice skating rink every Friday night with drink specials, complimentary face painting and live music. | northstarcalifornia.com
Stargazing & Snowshoes
Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 26, Feb. 9 & 23 | Northstar California
Guests will enjoy an easy to moderate snowshoe walk with an unobstructed view of the cosmos. Meet at Northstar California Resort’s Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center. Suggested for age 10 and older. | northstarcalifornia.com
Ski with a Ranger
January-March | Heavenly
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management invites participates to Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly. Tours begin at the top of the gondola every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. starting in January. | skiheavenly.com
Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series
Jan. 3, Feb. 7, 21 | Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley
Back for its 13th year, the Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series will be showcasing its best lineup to date. Locals and athletes share stories of their incredible adventures in the mountains. | alpenglowsports.com
National Winter Trails Days
Jan. 6, 26 & 27 | Area venues
National Winter Trails Days celebrates enjoying the outdoors in the winter with local events throughout the Tahoe Sierra at local cross-country resorts. The El Dorado Backcountry Ski Patrol hosts demos, avalanche safety demos, ski repair, clothing and equipment and more at Loon Lake on Jan. 26 and 27. | wintertrails.snowsports.org
Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count
Jan. 11 | Area venues
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will be coordinating the 38th annual mid-winter Bald Eagle count and volunteers are invited to participate. There are 26 stations located around the Tahoe Basin. | tinsweb.org
Interpretive Ski Tours
Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 & April 13 | Diamond Peak
Join a free, guided interpretive tour of the mountain while learning about natural and local history. | diamondpeak.com
Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes
Jan. 18, Feb. 15 & March 15 | Diamond Peak
Join a Community Snowshoe Hike to Diamond Peak’s Snowflake Lodge for ages 10 and older. Enjoy s’mores and hot cocoa at the top. | diamondpeak.com
Full Moon Snowshoe Tour
Jan. 19 | Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Experience the full moon like never before with a guided snowshoe hike on Tahoe Donner’s cross-country ski trails from 5:30 to 8 p.m. | tahoedonner.com
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours
Jan. 19, Feb. 16 & March 16 | Sugar Pine Point State Park | Tahoma
Enjoy a guided full moon snowshoe tour through the park and along Lake Tahoe’s shore to learn about local and natural history from 6:30 to 9 p.m. | sierrastateparks.org/events
Avalanche Awareness, Level 1
Jan. 25-27, Feb. 1-3, 22-24, March 1-3, 8-10 | Area venues
Sierra Avalanche Center offers a 24-hour course that introduces avalanche risk management for motorized users. Learning will occur through a mix of classroom and field practice, with an emphasis on field practice whenever possible. | sierraavalanchecenter.org
Jan. 26 | Boreal
The Burton Qualifier is the premiere amateur snowboard contest series offering local riders of all ability levels and ages the chance to come together for a fun day of riding, cash prizes and the opportunity to go to the finals at Boreal for the third year. | events.burton.com
Silver Belt Series
Feb. 2, March 2 & April 9 | Sugar Bowl
A Sugar Bowl signature, the Silver Belt Series, returns for the 2018-19 winter season with three events: D-Money’s (Feb. 2), Banked Slalom (March 2) and Quad Crusher (April 9). D-Money’s will evolve in its third season to an on-mountain scavenger hunt. Using GPS technology, teams of two will plot their course through Sugar Bowl’s challenging terrain in a race for time. This adventurous new event format will offer intermediate, advanced and kids’ categories. | sugarbowl.com
The Sheep Show
Feb. 7-9 | Reno Sparks Convention Center | Reno, Nev.
The Wild Sheep Foundation’s premier outdoor and mountain-hunting expo includes an exhibit hall filled with more than 400 North American guides and outfitters and top-of-the-line retailers of gear, art, taxidermy and outdoor items. | wildsheepfoundation.org
Community Cup Race Series
Feb. 11, 25 & March 11 | Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood introduces a new community race series modeled after summer club sport leagues. Held on three Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m., the series requires no previous race experience and will be open to all skier levels ages 21 and older. | skihomewood.com
Valentine Snowshoe Tour
Feb. 14 | Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Experience a guided snowshoe hike under the stars on Tahoe Donner’s cross-country ski trails from 5 to 7 p.m. | tahoedonner.com
Mountain Festival Winter
Feb. 16-24 | Area venues
Alpenglow Sports presents this nine-day festival, a celebration of human-powered mountain sports with events, clinics, equipment demonstrations and films. Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter-recreation enthusiasts, the festival will showcase Nordic skiing, back-country skiing, splitboarding and snowshoeing and natural history of the region. | alpenglowsports.com
Feb. 23-24 | Kirkwood
Back for its 24th year, The Kirkwood Banked Slalom is a local favorite where top local skiers and riders battle it out over two days. Day 1 is the kid’s competition and Day 2 is for adults. Watch or participate in this intense race through Snowsnake Gully, and catch the awards ceremonies, including one for the best parent and child duo. | kirkwood.com
Feb. 25 | Sugar Bowl Ski Resort | Norden
Sugar Bowl’s annual Quad Crusher is an endurance race staged across its four iconic peaks: Mt. Judah, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Disney and Crow’s Nest Peak. Two divisions and distinct courses make this fun for both seasoned athletes and passionate uphillers. The event will conclude with an awards celebration, food, drinks and raffle with proceeds benefiting Sierra Avalanche Center. | sugarbowl.com
The Great Ski Race
March 3 | Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area | Tahoe City
The 42nd annual Great Ski Race challenges cross-country skiers to race from Tahoe City to Truckee. The event raises funds for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. This is one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi. | thegreatskirace.com
March 9 | Boreal
Come join the 5th Annual Boreal Banked Slalom. This costume race benefits the High Fives Foundation and includes live music and a legendary après party. | Boreal on Facebook
March 9 | Mt. Rose
The McKinney Cup, a USSF Far West Masters event, pits some the fastest skiers in the sport against each other in Giant Slalom, sponsored by Tamara McKinney in memory of members of her family, Steve, McLane and Frances McKinney. | skirose.com
March TBA | Squaw Valley Ski Resort | Olympic Valley
Dress up in outrageous ski duds and come out for a day full of belly laughs, camaraderie and philanthropy in celebration of legendary skier Shane McConkey. Festivities include the Extreme Small Mountain Invitational and a downhill race, where pros and amateurs battle it out on snowblades for the Golden Saucer trophy. | shanemcconkey.org
Gold Rush Festival
March 23 & 24 | Royal Gorge Cross Country | Soda Springs
This cross-country festival at Royal’s Gorge’s Summit Station hosts a number of races both classic and freestyle in a number of distances. There are also kids’ races and obstacle races. | royalgorge.com
Tom Sims Retro World Championships
March 23-24 | Soda Springs
Enjoy three days of crazy fun and rubbing elbows with legends and heroes of snowboarding’s history from The Great Race and The Beach Party Hand-Shaped Old-School Pipe Session. | rideboreal.com
March 30 | Heavenly
GB25 in its 16th year is bigger and better than ever. With awards from leading industry manufactures from the fastest 25 laps to the Iron Man/Women award. | skiheavenly.com
Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival
March 30-31 | Diamond Peak
What used to be simply the Diamond Peak Uphill/Downhill Dash has been expanded into a full weekend of fun and renamed the Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival. The weekend features an uphill face to the top of the mountain followed by a race back down to the finish line, along with a recreational course, ski boot races, live music, fun relays and more. Costumes are strongly encouraged. | diamondpeak.com
IFSA Freeride World Tour Qualifier
April 2-6 | Kirkwood
Kirkwood opens The Cirque, terrain permanently closed to the public, for the competition. Kirkwood also offers one of the best viewing venues on the World Tour circuit; catch all the action from Devil’s Corral. | kirkwood.com
NASTAR National Championships
April 3-7 | Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
NASTAR participants qualify for the championships by earning a Top 10 national ranking or a Top 5 state ranking within their age, gender and ability group. It will be an exciting week of activities with free concerts, autograph signings by NASTAR Pacesetters, a raffle, awards receptions, a Family Team Race, a Team Race for Friends, a Resort Team competition, a slalom competition and a final Race of Champions to determine overall winners. | squawalpine.com
Spring Fling Rail Jam
April 6 | Heavenly
Come compete or watch the fun at the base of World Cup for the annual Heavenly Spring Fling Rail Jam. | skiheavenly.com
Retro Après Ski Party
Dec. 29 | Alpine Bar | Alpine Meadows
Pay tribute to the good ol’ times and get ready to say goodbye to 2018. Grab your best retro après ski gear and meet Jonny Moseley, host of an unforgettable throwback party. There’ll be a live DJ mixing classic beats from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. | squawalpine.com
White Out Soirée
Dec. 29 | Squaw Valley Conference Center | Olympic Valley
This dazzling evening is filled with delicious food, dancing and merrymaking to celebrate the holiday season and support Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation. Guests will enjoy an outstanding silent auction and rockin’ music. | squawalpine.com
Jan. 5-March 30 | Squaw Valley | Olympic Valley
Enjoy a winter fireworks celebration every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. | squawalpine.com
Snowshoe Cocktail Races
Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16 & 30 | Camp Richardson | South Lake Tahoe
Think you have what it takes to run with a full cocktail tray in hand through obstacles up and down the beach while wearing snowshoes? We have great prizes for the fastest (and cleanest) at the obstacle course finish line. | camprichardson.com
Jan. 26 | Snowplay Area | Tahoe Donner
Winterpalooza may be the most exciting day of the year at Snowplay, with tube racing, snowman building, relay races, a snowstrider course and much more. | tahoedonner.com
Feb. 16-24 | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offers a weeklong kids’ extravaganza. Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Check out the Big Truck Event featuring fire trucks, snowplows and grooming machines. There are also street parties and kids’ concerts, a game and craft room and more. | squawalpine.com
Feb. 1 & 2 | Diamond Peak Ski Resort | Incline Village, Nev.
The 10th annual UllrFest is a benefit weekend to raise funds for the Diamond Peak Ski Team. It kicks off Friday night with a torchlight parade, bonfire, party and live music. There are also a gala and auction at The Chateau. Dress in Ullr attire; the event is named for the Scandinavian god of winter and snow. | diamondpeak.com
Glowstick Parade & Carnival
Feb. 23 | Tahoe Donner Downhill
A light parade and carnival for kids. Children 10 or younger who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on our Snowbird run will be given glowsticks. | tahoedonner.com
Feb. 28-March 10 | Area venues
Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe has come alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights of events and activities for all ages. On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe’s resorts and lakeside neighborhoods, enjoy on-snow events, special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater and more. | tahoesnowfest.org
March 2-3 | Sierra-at-Tahoe | Twin Bridges
Enjoy live music by emerging artists, along with s’mores and craft coffee, daily giveaways and test the latest gear. | sierraattahoe.com
March 10 | Boreal | Soda Springs
Demo the latest equipment from Nordica and LibTech, grab great giveaways and hot chocolate, support Adaptive Sports Chapter, participate in the Subaru scavenger hunt or take a photo in the giant Subaru Adirondack chair. | rideboreal.com
March 22-24 | Reno Livestock Events Center
Watch some of the best tricks and stunts from Monster Trucks, ATVs and Speedsters with fun for the entire family. | monsterjam.com
March 24 | Diamond Peak
Join the fun at the 19th annual Dummy Downhill. Participants build a dummy on skis (or a snowboard) that gets launched off a jump on Show-Off while spectators cheer them on from the Base Lodge Deck. This wacky event is fun for the whole family. | diamondpeak.com
Downhill Dummy Contest
April 14 | Tahoe Donner Downhill
Join Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort for the annual end of season bash. Enjoy food and beverage specials, a bounce house, live music and the traditional Downhill Dummy event, in which teams build unique dummies to send sliding down the hill and off a massive jump. | tahoedonner.com
“Every Christmas Story Ever Told”
Until Dec. 16 | Reno Little Theater | Reno, Nev.
Written by John Alvarez, Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, and Will Knapp and directed by Libby Bakke, this play is just what the title says it is and more. | renolittletheater.org
Candy Cane Lane
Until Dec. 31 | Carson Valley Inn | Carson Valley, Nev.
Drive down Candy Cane Lane to see thousands of Christmas lights and a variety of scenes depicting traditional characters and images. Accompanying music can be heard by tuning the car radio to 89.9 FM. The lighted arch marks the way. | carsonvalleyinn.com
Christmas on the Comstock
Until Dec. 31 | Area venues | Virginia City, Nev.
Celebrate Christmas as they did in the 19th Century in this month-long celebration. Historic Virginia City hosts a Sierra Concert with the Comstock Cowboys at Piper’s Opera House, the Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl, Parade of Lights, photos with Santa and V&T Candy Cane Express. | visitvirginiacitynv.com
Until Dec. 31 | Heavenly Village | South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Holidays Family Festival offers a search for Santa and his elves on the slopes, ice sculptures, breakfasts with Santa, ice-skating performances starring Disney characters, a Ferris Wheel, virtual reality, ski simulator, magic shows, symphony orchestra and a Heavenly Rail Jam. Adult highlights include holiday-themed après ski parties with a DJ inside Santa’s 16-foot interactive snow globe. | skiheavenly.com
Until Dec. 31 | North Tahoe Arts | Tahoe City
The perfect one-of-a-kind gift made by local artists and artisans will be found at North Tahoe Arts annual Holly Arts. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. | northtahoearts.com
Until Dec. 31 | Resort at Squaw Creek | Olympic Valley
Experience the magic of the holiday season at this annual resort-wide celebration. Holiday festivities include Gingerbread Village and holiday music, movie nights, family events and more. | squawcreek.com
Northern Lights Tahoe
Until Dec. 31 | Area venues
This annual, popular, month-long festival will highlight local communities. Celebrate the season with a Santa Pub Crawl, holiday parties, ski films, music and more in Crystal Bay and Incline Village, Nev. | northernlightstahoe.com
Until Dec. 31 | Greater Nevada Field | Reno, Nev.
Adults and children can ride the Holiday Express Train, a custom narrated journey around the inside of the stadium, taking you on a mission from Reno to the North Pole to deliver Santa’s Naughty and Nice list, take pictures with Santa and enjoy ice skating. | winterfestreno.com
“Siasma: A Celtic Christmas”
Dec. 6 | Grand Sierra Resort | Reno, Nev.
Siasma, pronounced shimsa, in Gaelic means to celebrate. The story of a girl in search the light that represents the true meaning of Christmas is a heartwarming tale and charming celebration of Celtic traditions, superstitions and customs for the entire family. | grandsierraresort.com
Northstar Silent Nights
Dec. 6, 13 & 20 | Village at Northstar
Enjoy ice skating and s’more roasting while watching Holiday classics from 5 to 6:45 p.m. northstarcalifornia.com
39 North Pole Village
Dec. 6-8 | 39 North Victorian Ave. | Sparks, Nev.
Downtown Sparks becomes a sparkling winter wonderland. Stroll through the holiday lights, enjoy visits with Santa, free rides on Engine 39 and musical performances. | 39northdowntown.com
The Polar Express
Dec. 6-29 | Eastgate Depot | Carson City, Nev.
The one-hour-long train rides are great family fun. Kids can even wear pajamas. The popular holiday movie is brought to life with characters, including Santa. A souvenir silver sleigh bell is offered as remembrance of a journey to the North Pole. | vtrailway.com
Dec. 7, 14, 21 | Downtown Truckee
Celebrate with free parking from 4 to 6 p.m., Victorian scavenger hunts, historical tours, holiday sip & shop and gift wrapping by the Girl Scouts for a $5 donation. | Festive Fridays on Facebook
“The Mousehole Family Christmas Extravaganza”
Dec. 7, 14, 21 | Brüka Theatre | Reno, Nev.
The Mousehole Family is dragged into some questionable holiday cheer over 12 days of Christmas. | bruka.org
Festival of Trees & Lights
Dec. 7-9 | MontBleu Resort Casino | Stateline, Nev.
The festival features nonstop live entertainment, designer trees with more than 2,500 lights, a Teddy Bear hospital, photos with Santa, a gingerbread junction, Mrs. Claus gift shop and raffles. All proceeds go to Barton Health’s Cancer Wellness Program. | bartonhealth.org
Dec. 7-9 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne has choreographed an exciting rendition of this holiday ballet. Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s moving score. A Sugar Plum party will be after the afternoon performances so children can meet the characters. | pioneercenter.com
“A Christmas Chaos”
Dec. 7-16 | Brewery Arts Center | Carson City, Nev.
The Royal Shakespeare Company hasn’t arrived as promised to perform their rendition of “A Christmas Carol.” So the intrepid band of hapless actors and technicians must put together their own production in only a few hours. This hilarious comedy pokes fun at everything that can go wrong with a theatrical production. | breweryarts.org
Dec. 7-21 | Village at Northstar | Northstar
Kick off the holiday season with Noel Nights every Friday night. There will be carolers, sleigh rides, face painting, holiday crafts and pictures with Santa. | northstarcalifornia.com
Dec. 7-Jan. 6 | Eldorado Resort Casino | Reno, Nev.
This jam-packed, sidesplitting Christmas extravaganza features spellbinding illusionists, breathtaking cirque artists and world-class singers, dancers and variety performers from around the globe. Dark on Mondays. | eldoradoreno.com
Breakfast with Santa Claus
Dec. 8 | The Chateau | Incline Village, Nev.
This family event features many fun activities including a delicious brunch, magic show, arts and crafts, raffle prizes, a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. Reservations. | (775) 413-5145
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 8 | Kahle Community Center | Stateline, Nev.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast and photos with Santa. | (775) 586-7271
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 8 | Tahoe City Golf Course | Tahoe City
Tahoe City Golf Course is the place to have a pancake breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with holiday gift vendors, arts and crafts and games. | tcpud.org
Carson Valley POPS Holiday Concert
Dec. 8 | CVIC Hall | Minden, Nev.
Carson Valley Pops Orchestra will delight young and old with a lineup of musical selections. The concert starts at 7 p.m. | cvpops.org
A Genoa Cowboy Christmas
Dec. 8 | Town Hall | Genoa, Nev.
Enjoy a pre-concert dinner followed by a holiday concert with Mary Kaye for the entire family. | genoanevada.org
Dec. 8 | Tahoe Truckee Airport | Truckee
Watch Santa fly in on a special plane, promptly at 10 a.m. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for a great holiday photo and a present. Enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats. | truckeetahoeairport.com
Tahoe Flow Arts Holiday Bazaar
Dec. 8 | Tahoe Flow Arts Studio | Tahoe Vista
Tahoe Flow Arts Studio presents eARTH: a high-caliber mixed-media performance of acrobatics, aerialists and dance followed by a bazaar. | tahoeflowartsstudio.com
Welcome Snow Dance Party
Dec. 8 | Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area | Tahoe City
In the lodge, dance for snow, visit the retail store. There’ll be free refreshments and snacks. Enter the Snow Pool and choose what date we will have enough snow to groom for $5. All ages welcome. | tahoexc.org
Dec. 8 & 9 | Resort at Squaw Creek | Olympic Valley
Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus presents a holiday concert featuring favorite classic songs old and new. | truckeechorus.org
Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16 & 27 | Area venues
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will conclude its 14th season with a production of Handel’s “Messiah,” along with seasonal carols that the audience will be most welcome to join in singing at locations throughout the Tahoe-Reno region. | toccatatahoe.org
V&T Candy Cane Express
Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16 | 1870 Depot | Virginia City, Nev.
On the scenic 50-minute journey over the 140-year old V&T railroad route, guests enjoy hot cocoa or cider, candy canes and cookies and sing-a-long carols on the festively decorated train. Listen to a reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” while riding through the enchanting Candy Cane tunnel. | virginiatruckee.com
“Nightmare Before Christmas”
Dec. 8-9, 14-16 | Piper’s Opera House | Virginia City, Nev.
The highly anticipated return of this live production of the Tim Burton classic makes its way back to the stage of Piper’s Opera House. |
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 8-9, 15-16 & 22-24
Tell Santa Clause all of your favorite toy wishes as you enjoy a breakfast buffet in Cascades from 8 to 10 a.m. | squawcreek.com
Dec. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 | Wabuska Depot | Carson City, Nev.
Nevada State Railroad Museum celebrates the 34rd year of Santa Train. Ride in rail cars pulled behind the historic V& T Railroad No. 25 steam locomotive. Santa hands out candy canes to all the riders and listens to children’s Christmas wishes. | nvculture.org
Holiday Treat Concert
Dec. 9 | Carson City Community Center | Carson City, Nev.
Carson City Symphony presents the 34th annual Holiday Treat concert at the Bob Boldrick Theater. The symphony will be joined by the Carson City Symphony Chorus and the Victorian Dancers. Pre-concert entertainment begins at 3 p.m. in the lobby. | ccsymphony.com
“Noël, the Girl Who Saved Christmas”
Dec. 14-16 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.
“Noël,” a new holiday family musical is the touching story of a young girl who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas performance, when her mother disappears. As she tries to find her mother, she encounters a diverse group of homeless folk who have lost their way in life. One particular man, Nick has lost the joy of Christmas. | pioneercenter.com
“The Twisted Nutcracker: Tale of the Rat King”
Dec. 14-16 | Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley
Truckee Dance Company is celebrating the season with a twist on the timeless tradition of “The Nutcracker.” A spectacular choreography of upbeat and passionate performances will thrill and amaze audiences in the lavishly decorated Merry Wonderland. | truckeedancefactory.com
Merry Days & Holly Nights
Dec. 14-31 | Village at Squaw | Olympic Valley
The holidays at Squaw Valley begin with a welcoming reception for Santa, who will stay around until his big night on Dec. 25, followed by an opening ceremony and glow stick parade to the Merry Wonderland and Ice Garden. Enjoy musical, dance and dramatic performances, enter contests, take sleigh rides and ski with Santa. | squawalpine.com
Christmas in the Sierra
Dec. 15 | Douglas County Community & Senior Center | Gardnerville, Nev.
This event features David John and the Comstock Cowboys. The concert starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to Young at Heart for Douglas County seniors. | (775) 782-5500
Holiday in History
Dec. 15 | Lake Tahoe Historical Society | South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Historical Society is planning a festive day of free family fun as the museum is transformed into a Victorian Christmas scene. Tour the museum and 1930’s log cabin. Santa arrives by sleigh and there will be free sleigh rides for all. | Lake Tahoe Historical Society on Facebook
Reno Santa Pub Crawl
Dec. 15 | Downtown | Reno, Nev.
It’s the time of year when 15,000 Santas descend on downtown Reno to enjoy good spirits and yuletide cheer. This is the largest Santa pub crawl in the country. | renosantacrawl.com
Santa Ski Day
Dec. 15 | Mt. Rose
Get into the holiday spirit and experience the Santa Ski Day, where every ski and rider is dressed as Kris Kringle, elves, candy canes, shiny presents, Mrs. Clause and more. | skirose.com
Reno Wind Symphony-A Holiday Celebration
Dec. 15 & 16 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.
One of the highlights of this concert is the recitation of the poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by radio personality Ross Mitchell, accompanied by the Reno Wind Symphony. Mitchell will also serve as the vocal soloist on “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” | renowindsymphony.com
“A World of Joy”
Dec. 15-16, 20 | Area venues
Reno Jazz Orchestra has been dazzling audiences with grand sound and soul since 1997. They embellish great music with grand Christmas tradition in the spirit of the jazz big-band stage performance. | renojazzorchestra.org
Dec. 15-16, 21-23 | Nugget Casino Resort | Sparks, Nev.
Reno Dance Company’s production of this classic holiday ballet features 20 professional dancers and 200 local children. | nuggetcasinoresort.com
Dec. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 | Soda Springs ski area
Soda Springs’ Plant Kids will transform in to the North Pole from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a holiday bounce house, a giant oversized snow globe and Santa himself. Holiday music will fill the air as guests make their way through the candy cane forest or take in the thrill of holiday-themed tubing. Holiday cheer continues with joyful snow play, merry face-painters, cheerful balloon artists, delicious festive foods and a craft hot cocoa bar. | skisodasprings.com
Dec. 18 | Community Arts Center | Truckee
Celebrate the holidays with Truckee Community Theater. The holiday shows are “It’s a Wonderful Life” live radio play and “A Christmas Chaos.” | truckeecommunitytheater.com
Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque
Dec. 21-22, 24-28 & 30 | Grand Sierra Resort | Reno, Nev.
Holiday Dreams is a unique holiday-themed show with a fresh approach, taking the time-honored elements of the holidays — music, decorations and spirit of Christmas — and mixing them with computer animation and projection mapping, for a modern, up-to-date spin on the classic holiday show. | grandsierraresort.com
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Dec. 22 | Brewery Arts Center | Carson City, Nev.
Theaterworks of Northern Nevada presents this popular television special in a faithful stage adaptation. Watch the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. | breweryarts.org
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 24 | Village at Northstar
Come to TC’s Christmas Eve morning from 8 to 10 a.m. before Santa has to head back to the North Pole. | northstarcalifornia.com
Dec. 24 | Granlibakken | Tahoe City
Granlibakken’s annual Torchlight Parade starts at 5 p.m. Ski down the holding a torch, then enjoy hot chocolate, cider, s’mores and gifts. Santa will be there for photos. | granlibakken.com
Christmas Day Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 25 | Tahoe Donner Downhill | Tahoe Donner
Enjoy breakfast, starting at 10 a.m., with Santa followed by a half day of skiing and riding with Santa. Lifts open at 11:30 a.m. | tahoedonner.com
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk
Dec. 31 | Heritage Park Gardens | Gardnerville, Nev.
The community is invited to Gardnerville’s fourth annual New Year’s Eve event from 6 to 9 p.m. Luminaries will light the way. Labyrinths are used as a way to quiet the mind and recover a balance in life. Walk to create hopeful tomorrows. | (775) 782-8027
New Year’s Snowshoe Tour
Dec. 31 | Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Celebrate the New Year with a guided snowshoe hike on Tahoe Donner’s cross-country ski trails from 5:30 to 8 p.m. | tahoedonner.com
Tahoe New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31 | Granlibakken | Tahoe City
Spend a special Tahoe New Year with a delicious New Year’s buffet dinner, followed by dessert, dancing and a champagne toast. Children will enjoy movies playing all night long and kid-friendly activities. A balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight will ring in the New Year in style. | granlibakken.com
New Year’s Eve Light Parade & Fireworks
Dec. 31 | Tahoe Donner Downhill | Tahoe Donner
This fun free event is for intermediate skiers and riders, ages 10 and older, who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark. Come early to secure a spot in the parade. Signups are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. with a chair loading time at 6:15 p.m. Fireworks show will follow. | tahoedonner.com
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Dec. 31 | Kirkwood Ski Resort | Kirkwood
Ring in the New Year with an evening of fun with the Kirkwood Torchlight Parade followed by a spectacular fireworks display viewable from the Village Plaza. Enjoy live music, a bonfire, 80s-themed after part at The Cornice and a free toast at 9 p.m. | kirkwood.com
New Year’s Eve Bash
Dec. 31 | Hard Rock | Stateline, Nev.
Get ready to kiss 2018 goodbye at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Guitar Plaza a DJ starting at 9 p.m. and festivities continuing all night include an New Year’s Eve Show at Vinyl. | hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com
A Rockin’ NYE & Fireworks Show
Dec. 31 | Heavenly Village | South Lake Tahoe
The evening is packed with world-class music, games, fireworks and the world’s only Gondola Ball Drop followed by fireworks. Entertainment includes an outdoor concert with local bands and DJs, as well as Mark McGrath and Sugar Ray. | skiheavenly.com
New Year’s Eve at Northstar
Dec. 31 | Village at Northstar
Ring in the New Year with live music, ice skating and roasting s’mores by the fire at Northstar. Enjoy a fireworks exhibition and family fun. | northstarcalifornia.com
The Loft’s New Year’s Eve Party
Dec. 31 | Heavenly Village | Stateline, Nev.
The “Magic Fusion” show features mind-bending tricks of master magicians and guest DJs spinning music until 2 a.m. | thelofttahoe.com
New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks
Dec. 31 | Village at Squaw | Olympic Valley
Ring in the New Year in style with free live music in The Village, fireworks and all-night parties. Enjoy the Torchlight Parade, a kids’ torchlight parade, fireworks and more. | squawalpine.com
High Five the Year
Dec. 31 | Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation presents High Five the Year at the Olympic Village Lodge. At midnight, amidst beats from outstanding DJs, all attendees can ring in the New Year with a champagne toast. This is one event you won’t want to miss. | squawalpine.com
CBC New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31| Crystal Bay Casino | Crystal Bay, Nev.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with California Honeydrops and special guests Achilles Wheel, with an after party with Jelly Bread. | crystalbaycasino.com
New Year’s Time Machine
Dec. 31 | Tahoe Biltmore | Crystal Bay, Nev.
Enter the Time Machine with SkiiTour, Morillo, All Good Funk Alliance, Friend. and The Rhino at the Tahoe Biltmore. It’s a costume New Year’s Eve celebration. Bust out your favorite throwback costumes and step out of time. | freshbakin.com
All That Glitters
Dec. 31| MontBleu Resort Casino | Stateline, Nev.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve inside MontBleu and enjoy an all-access pass to two parties in Opal Ultra Lounge and the Showroom. There will be go-go dancers, bands, DJs and more. | montbleuresort.com